Kayaking in Missouri


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Fun Services has been supplying festivities with crowd-pleasers such as inflatables, slides, and carnival games since 1973, maintaining an impeccable safety record throughout its decades-long run. More than 100,000 people have now delighted in the company's services, which range from ride, tent, table, and chair rentals to aerial advertising, a strategy that guarantees events are well-attended by both locals and hot-air balloonists flying around the world. The Fun Services warehouse welcomes pickups, and staffers can also deliver truckloads of meticulously sanitized party equipment to patrons? doorsteps.
2115 Parkway Drive
St. Peters,
MO
US
At the turn of the 19th century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out up the Missouri River to explore the vast, uncharted reaches of the Louisiana Purchase. They had it a lot harder than the guests of Missouri River Excursions. Today, tracing Lewis and Clark's route (marked with many historical plaques) is about as easy as outdoor exploration gets: just sit down and float. Staff load guests and canoes, kayaks, or rafts onto a shuttle to New Haven or Washington, where they disembark to drift gently with the current down to Klondike Park. Sandbars offer natural stopping points for fishing or picnicking. Missouri River Excursions' guides can also set up more advanced journeys. They'll arrange itineraries lasting up to three days?marked by stays at quaint riverfront hotels or campgrounds?or lead fishing excursions to catch the modern-day descendants of the fish a bored Lewis once trained to do synchronized-swimming routines.
2886 S Missouri 94
Defiance,
MO
US
Though its calm flow and smaller volume make it an ideal venue for kayaking, it's not unusual for paddlers traversing the Little Piney River to go an entire trip without seeing another human being. Unlike destination rivers choked by tourists carted in by the busload, the Little Piney offers serenity in its seclusion, whether for lazy floats along its banks or fishing. Blue Heron Boatworks caters to all aspects of a successful kayaking trip, from shuttling guests to their starting points to politely encouraging the river to reverse its flow for visitors who drop their paddles on the shore.
12476 Grotto Rd
Newburg,
MO
US
Onwed and operated by a staff of avid kayakers and brimming with 500 brightly colored boats from 25 manufacturers, Kansas City Paddler outfits canoe and kayak rangers with all they need to take to the inland seas. Protect your core from water spray with a Stohlquist Splashdown Shorty spray jacket ($49.95), or conquer the waves with the hydrodynamic contours of a Cannon Escape kayak paddle ($79.95).
21911 Branic Dr
Peculiar,
MO
US
Along the pristine waters of the Niangua River, banked by lush, green foliage and colorful, mature trees, visitors and locals leisurely float in kayaks, rafts, and canoes supplied by the team at Riverfront Campground & Canoe. The staff is eager to share its passion for the outdoors and the splendor of the Missouri Ozarks with visitors to their more than 200 acres of scenic campsites along Niangua's riverfront. The sites welcome families and friends to pitch a tent or pull up in their RVs for a tranquil experience hiking nature trails, swimming, tubing, and sleeping under the stars to the soundtrack of a rushing river. To assure campers enjoy a comfortable stay, the grounds are equipped with hot showers and bathrooms, as well as a convenience store stocked with snacks, beverages, bait, tackle, and Bigfoot repellent.
13 Riverfront Trl.
Lebanon,
MO
US
In place of what once was a sand mine, Crystal City Underground has transformed more than 6 million square feet?approximately 200 acres?of sub-surface space into a climate-controlled entertainment facility. With 30- to 40-foot ceilings, thick pillars carved out of rock, and a lake, it presents visitors with a multifaceted underground experience, one that already includes sand volleyball, disc golf, and weekend barge rides. Future plans for Crystal City have it adding more recreational amenities en route to becoming a subterranean cultural and convention center.
700 Crystal Ave.
Crystal City,
MO
US
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